BC institutions step in to provide UBC grads with regalia

November 24, 2021
Several postsecondary institutions in British Columbia have come together to ensure that University of British Columbia graduates can enjoy their scheduled in-person graduation ceremonies with gowns and mortarboards. The damage sustained to transportation lines in the province during the recent floods and landslides resulted in substantial delays to UBC’s graduation regalia. As a result, the University of Victoria announced that it would lend UBC 600 black gowns for use during the ceremonies. 2,500 mortarboards have been collected for students from institutions including Capilano University, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Douglas College, and Langara College. “Across all of our institutions, we all know how important the graduation experience is for students,” said Liz King, director of ceremonies and events at UBC. “Wearing academic regalia makes the experience memorable for so many of them.” UBC | UVic (BC)